These activities in Accounting, Business, Events, Economics, Hospitality, Marketing, and Tourism will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges. 

Top 15Business Management ranked Top 15 for Student Satisfaction**Complete University Guide 2022
Top 15Marketing ranked for Graduate Prospects**Complete University Guide 2022
5thEconomics ranked 5th for Teaching Quality and Student Experience**Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2021

Making it Real events

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our visit days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real. 

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your visit day, including:

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student Ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A panel
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Below you can also see an example of a Business Making it Real event, to give a flavour of what we can offer. 

This example is based on a 4-hour visit

  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to university
  • Choose from an academic masterclass in:
    • Marketing and the High Street
    • Fighting Fraud in Global Business
    • Top tips for Entrepreneurs
    • Designing memorable visitor experiences: winning hearts, changing minds 
  • An extended tour of our facilities, including our Financial Markets Lab, Library, Sports Centre and Union of Students
  • Choose from a Careers talk in either Accounting, Business, Events, Economics, Hospitality, Marketing, and Tourism
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students, to hear their experiences of studying at university

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available within the business sector. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their field, with experience in everything from developing marketing strategies for international businesses, to working in top Accounting firms across the UK. 

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning on their Level 3 studies. 

Our masterclasses include: 

  • Marketing and the High Street
  • Fighting Fraud in Global Business
  • Top tips for Entrepreneurs

Book an Academic Masterclass

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector. 

We can offer Careers talks in the following subjects: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Events
  • Hospitality 
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Tourism

Book a 'Careers in...' talk


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Derby Business School

At Derby, we offer a range of courses for your students whose ambitions lie in Accounting, Business Management, International Business, Economics and Finance, Marketing, Event Management, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

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